Why Every Runner Needs a Coach

September 17, 2014 5:42 PM

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Why Every Runner Needs a Coach

I didn't know I needed a coach until I spoke to Andrew Kastor on the phone last Thursday. Kastor is the head coach for the ASICS Mammoth Track Club and the LA Road Runners. His wife, Deena, is an Olympic marathon bronze medalist and American record holder in the marathon and half-marathon. So, what's a guy like me doing, talking with a guy like him? He's my coach.

As a member of the 2014 Asics Editorial Challenge Team, I have a training plan written by Coach Kastor and regular opportunities to talk to him about my running. This is new to me. I haven't had a coach since I was in high school. I'm used to doing my own thing and giving advice to others. After all...

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